Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco-based writer and critic and frequent interviewer for City Arts & Lectures. His work has appeared in Gramophone, Musical America, Opera, Symphony, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Steven Winn - January 24, 2023

The singer traverses an astonishing thematic, emotional, and temporal range in just 90 minutes.

Steven Winn - January 20, 2023

The prodigious player is joined by pianist Elliot Wuu for Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 2 and adds in a Bach suite.

Steven Winn - January 16, 2023

The guest conductor finds the brilliance in the premiere of Elizabeth Ogonek’s Moondog and a concerto with violinist James Ehnes.

Steven Winn - December 5, 2022

The orchestral warhorse sounds fresh, engaging, and vibrant in a program that opens with two local premieres.

Steven Winn - November 7, 2022

The Uzbek pianist brings out the humor, color, and contrasts in Sergei Prokofiev’s fiendishly difficult Second Concerto.

Steven Winn - October 18, 2022

In SF Opera’s production of Poulenc’s masterpiece, spiritual concerns are powerfully dramatized.

Steven Winn - October 16, 2022

This collaborative work responding to the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of the police demands sustained attention.

Steven Winn - August 8, 2022

Strong performances from this year’s cast of emerging artists bring Mozart’s opera to life.

Steven Winn - July 26, 2022

Paul Dukas’ Ariane & Bluebeard gets a superb production with commanding lead performances.

Steven Winn - May 23, 2022

With Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, the company returns to live performance, boasting a star turn from soprano Rhoslyn Jones.